Create an 18” wide aisle down the middle of your unit. This way you can get to every box with minimal effort.
Place items you are most likely to need at the front of the unit.
You expose your items to moisture when you move in or open the door when it is raining. (See temperature inversion). You must return later and open door for several hours.
Using sturdy boxes or plastic containers to store items:
This allows for stacking at least four high.
Stack heavier boxes on the bottom.
Seal boxes with tape to keep out dust.
Fill boxes or include space filler so boxes will not crush.
Pack heavier items in smaller boxes and lighter items in bigger boxes.
Large and extra-large boxes generally require 2 people to pick-up /carry.
Books should be stored in small or medium boxes which are sealed with tape. Books naturally attract mold.
Do not store book boxes directly on the concrete floor.
Label all boxes and containers so you can more efficiently retrieve items.
Use bubble wrap, newspaper, blankets, and towels to fill empty space inside boxes to prevent items from breaking or chipping.
Use blankets, sheets, or plastic covers made for storage to cover sofas and couches. Regular thick plastic holds moisture.
Vacuum sofas and couches before storage. Small amounts of food will attract insects and mice.
Cover mattresses with plastic covers before moving. If dropped or dragged the mattresses won’t get dirty.
Seal the end of mattress cover before storing with tape.
Disassemble lamps, chairs, tables, etc. so they take up less room in storage. (See “How Much Storage Do I Really Need?” to help determine how big a unit you need.)
If you are concerned about items being on the cement floor, use pallets.
Mirrors and glass should always be wrapped in a blanket and stored vertically.
Clean appliances and empty refrigerators. No one likes moving into a new space with “old” dirt.
To avoid late payment, sign up for automatic credit card deduction.
Providence Self Storage is a family owned and operated self-storage and truck rental business. Our facility was built on a tract of property that was family held since 1934, and we are the third-generation owners.
We offer a safe, clean, and well-maintained facility which is fully fenced, gated and under twenty-four-hour video surveillance. Our facility provides standard drive-up units from 5×5 to 15×40 as well as temperature-controlled units from 5×5 to 10×20, all located on one floor for easy access. We are also an agent for Penske, the industry leader in .
When you contact Providence Self Storage, you are dealing with one of the facility owners, not an employee which you are likely to find in one of the big box storage companies.
We provide a solution for your personal and business storage situations, as well as rental truck needs and moving and packing supplies.
Our facility is conveniently located minutes from the Oaks Exit of Route 422 in Upper Providence Township, serving Phoenixville, Oaks, Mont Clare, Collegeville and surrounding areas.
The managers at PROVIDENCE SELF STORAGE are the OWNERS they want to be sure you have a quality experience when storing at one of our clean, affordable facilities. Give us a chance to show you we stand behind our words.
The advice on this website is provided as a courtesy for informational purposes only. “Helpful Hints” are offered as-is and no warranty is expressed or implied.